Naloxone distributed free at Lancaster Library starting October 11th
Lancaster, CA.-Starting tomorrow, residents of Los Angeles County can access Naloxone (Narcan) at a clinic located at Los Angeles County’s Lancaster Library.
"The fentanyl crisis continues to pose a grave threat in our County, state, and nationwide,” Supervisor Kathryn Barger stated. “We need to leverage all available community resources in our fight against fentanyl poisonings. I’m proud of our County Library and partner agencies for stepping up to distribute no cost Narcan to save lives. I urge community members to stop by and pick up a dose – it can make all the difference."
Narcan will be distributed every Wednesday for the next four weeks, starting on October 11, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The library’s address is 601 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA 93534. No identification or proof of insurance is required. One Narcan dose will be distributed per customer while supplies last.
The distribution of no-cost Narcan is made possible through a collaboration with California Department of Health Care Services, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and Los Angeles County Library.
According to a report released by Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Health in September 2023, fentanyl overdose deaths in Los Angeles County have surged by an alarming 1,280% from 2016 to 2021. The report also notes concerning increases in fentanyl poisonings among youth.
For more information about Narcan clinics offered at L.A. County’s libraries, visit LACountyLibrary.org/Naloxone.